The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, and of Aulus Persius Flaccus, Volume 1

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G. and W. Nicol; Cadell and Davies; and R.H. Evans, 1817 - Latin poetry

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Page 201 - Give me, next good, an understanding wife, By Nature wise, not learned by much art; Some knowledge on her side will all my life More scope of conversation impart; Besides, her inborne virtue fortifie; They are most firmly good, who best know why.
Page 50 - Whether the nymph shall break Diana's law, Or some frail China jar receive a flaw; Or stain her honour or her new brocade; Forget her pray'rs, or miss a masquerade; Or lose her heart, or necklace, at a ball; Or whether Heav'n has doom'd that Shock must fall.
Page 17 - Whether any changes were subsequently introduced, is not certainly known, but we here find, that money was again distributed : perhaps, the choice was in the patron. The sum was a hundred quadrantes, pieces something less than a farthing, and making in all about fifteen-pence of our money. As this is the first...
Page 208 - He burneth part thereof in the fire, with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast and is satisfied; yea, he warmeth himself and saith, "Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire." And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image; he falleth down unto it and worshippeth it and prayeth unto it and saith, "Deliver me; for thou art my God.
Page ix - I recollect the occasion of my first attempt : it is, like all the rest of my non-adventures, of so unimportant a nature, that I should blush to call the attention of the idlest reader to it, but for the reason alleged in the introductory paragraph. A person, whose name escapes me, had undertaken to paint a sign for an ale-house : it was to have been a lion, but the unfortunate artist produced a dog.
Page 112 - Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
Page 43 - There is a method in man's wickedness; It grows up by degrees: I am not come So high as killing of myself; there are A hundred thousand sins 'twixt me and it, Which I must do; and I shall come to't at last, But, take my oath, not now.
Page 166 - Of women's looks ; but digg'd myself a cave, Where I, my fire, my cattle, and my bed, Might have been shut together in one shed ; And then had taken me some mountain girl, Beaten with winds, chaste as the...
Page 60 - Eye hath not seen, nor Ear heard, neither hath it entered into the Heart of Man, to conceive the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Page 201 - There's language in her eye, her cheek, her lip, Nay, her foot speaks ; her wanton spirits look out At every joint and motive of her body. O, these encounterers, so glib of tongue, That give a coasting welcome ere it comes. And wide unclasp the tables of their thoughts To every ticklish reader ! set them down For sluttish spoils of opportunity, And daughters of the game. [Trumpet within. All. The Trojans

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